Bibby Line Group has been announced as a Lead Sponsor for the forthcoming Maritime, Logistics and Energy (MLE) thematic within the International Festival for Business 2014 (IFB) in Liverpool.
The sponsorship deal will see the Bibby Line Group name displayed prominently across all the 30-plus events taking place during MLE, from 9 to 20 June as part of the six week Festival.
And the company will hold three events on 12th June, consisting of a Logistics Supply Chain event and a Maritime & Offshore Services event running in parallel during the day and an evening reception for key stakeholders held at the Museum of Liverpool.
Sir Michael Bibby of Bibby Line Group said: “We are excited to be supporting this high profile event. We see the International Festival for Business as a perfect opportunity to bring together our key customers from across the globe and showcase our strength as an integrated services group.”
Jim Teasdale, Chief Executive, Mersey Maritime Group said: “Liverpool is a city built on its maritime mercantile history, with a breadth of experience and maritime activity that is unrivalled anywhere in the UK outside of London. As the host city for a trade festival showcasing UK-plc, there’s no better choice. This year’s International Festival for Business – and the MLE programme within it – will reflect the enormous investment flowing into the city today. With major new infrastructure projects underway and more container, cruise and other vessels calling at Liverpool, the port will continue to thrive and its importance to UK economy will become ever more apparent.”
More than 250,000 business visitors are expected to attend the International Festival for Business 2014 – a six-week business jamboree which aims to connect UK businesses into international markets, bringing together the smartest entrepreneurial minds and the best business opportunities.
The IFB 2014 events calendar is programmed around seven business growth themes aimed at showcasing the ‘Best of British’ and engaging an international audience. They are: Maritime, Logistics & Energy; Higher & Further Education & Research; Cities, Enterprise & Urban Business; Manufacturing, Science & Technology; Knowledge, Professional & Financial Services; Low Carbon & Renewables; as well as Knowledge, Creative & Digital.
The Maritime, Logistics & Energy thematic is organised jointly by Mersey Maritime and Shipping Innovation, organiser of last year’s highly successful London International Shipping Week (LISW).